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Grief and the Period of Bereavement

In the days following a death, mourners sit shiva. What does that mean for you and your family? What happens when shiva ends? Some mourners will find WHC's Judaism and Bereavement: A Guide to Mourning helpful. Washington Hebrew also offers a Bereavement Support Group twice a year to help our members as they grieve. 

Bereavement Support Group

Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Bereavement Support Group, facilitated by Erica Berger, LICSW, provides mutual support and education to those who have experienced a loss during the last 18 months.

Limited in size to eight participants, the program will be held at Temple at 7:00 pm on Tuesdays, from October 29 to December 10. The program recognizes each person’s unique way of grieving and provides a confidential and respectful environment for the bereaved to explore their feelings, begin working through complex issues of loss, and start to heal.

If you would like to participate, please contact Layne Weiss, 202-895-6307 by October 15. Ms. Berger will meet with each participant individually prior to the start of the group.

Washington Hebrew Congregation is grateful for the opportunity to provide support to its members who may be in need during their time of grief. This program is sponsored by the Edlavitch-Tyser Family Relations Forum.